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The Padakun Centre is the single research centre for the exploration and promotion of contemplative walking. Based on the work of Innen Ray Parchelo, Padakun strives to gain and share understanding for the benefits of walking as a contemplative experience and practice.

Friday, 31 October 2014


Its incredibly exciting to be starting our brand new schedule of activities. We talked to as many of you as we could and tried to incorporate all the ideas you suggested. Over the coming months we’ll test out many new events to see how best to share and teach the facets of mindful living.
Wednesdays will now begin at 6.00 pm, usually finishing up by 7.30. On the 2nd Wednesday we’ll begin a format borrowed from my friend Monshin Naamon at his Dharma Centre in up-state New York. It begins with a brief talk on some aspect of mindful living - say, generosity, purpose or relationships, for example. This month it will focus on the big topic of what is mindful living, anyway? After a brief practice period, we’ll get down to some casual eating with a pot-luck. While we eat we can continue with discussions of the theme or wherever we want he conversation to go.
Another idea which was very much enjoyed when we held it in Renfrew is our Get Reel Movie series. Each month, on the 4th Wednesday we’ll screen a lesser-known but pertinent film that informs our mindful living practice and knowledge. These will be drawn from the best of recent films from all over the world, and will feature films that few in this region have seen. For this month our film is Departures, an extraordinary Oscar-winner from Japan. 

Departures (2008) Poster We hope you will join us soon for any of our exciting programs. To stay informed, check out our monthly Calendar and make sure you are receiving our SODAI Magazine.

Yours , on purpose,                           
Mindful Living in Renfrew County ....What’s got your attention?

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